Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021
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Real Estate Litigation - London (Bar)
Centres her practice on real property, commercial landlord and tenant matters and lease renewals. Her work covers issues such as property damage and land registration.
Strengths: "Methodical, down to earth and a very good advocate." "She has a very good grasp of complex detail but can also see the bigger picture." "She is incredibly knowledgeable, very approachable and responsive."
Recent work: Acted in a complex claim for adverse possession of a market stall in which there was limited factual evidence of the previous arrangements.
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The primary areas of Andy’s practice are real property, commercial landlord and tenant and the Electronic Communications Code. She works for institutional landlords like the BA Pension Trustees, Lunar SARL and U&I and for many high profile tenants including Leon Restaurants, the leading nightclub group, Deltic, and for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
She has trial experience of lease renewals under the 1954 Act and of mediating a £3.5m dilapidations claim involving Ford Castle.
Many of Andy’s cases involve site development. She has conducted expert determinations (both as a party and as an expert) in cases involving the interpretation of lease provisions and disputed overage clauses. She is currently advising the National Trust on the enforceability of an option agreement.
Her work on property damage includes the first trial in England & Wales on the liability for property damage from Japanese knotweed, advising on a sinkhole and for loss sustained as a result of a landslip
Recommended as a leading property junior by both Chambers UK and Legal 500, Andy is noted for her excellent forensic analysis skills and incisive witness handling. One expert building surveyor compared the experience to being “cross-examined by a smiling Doberman”.
Andy came to the Bar after a successful career in industry, latterly as the director of an international manufacturing company. This experience, allied with her first degree in business and finance, means she provides clients with commercially-focused advice.